432 pages | 5 Color Illus. | 53 B/W Illus.
Infants and children spend one- to two-thirds of their life asleep. Despite this, very little attention has been paid to understanding both normal sleep and sleep-related abnormalities during child development. There are profound changes in sleep and circadian rhythm during growth and maturation. Sleep is particularly important in children, due to its putative role in consolidating memory and other neurocognitive functions.
Sleep in Children:
Introduction, Foreword, Preface, Neurophysiological Basis and Behavior of Early Sleep Development. Ontogeny of EEG Sleep. Maturation of Sleep Patterns During Infancy and Childhood. Maturation of Processes Regulating Sleep in Adolescents. Characteristics of Arousal Mechanisms from Sleep in Infants and Children. Thermoregulation During Sleep in Infants. Behavioral Influences on Sleep in Children and Adolescents. Cultural Influences on Infant and Childhood Sleep Biology, and the Science That Studies It: Toward a More Inclusive Paradigm II. Pediatric Parasomnias. Narcolepsy in Childhood. Sleep in Children with Neurologic Disease. Sleep and Psychiatric Disorders in Children. Restless Legs Syndrome and Periodic Limb Movements in Sleep in Children. Gastroesophageal Reflux During Sleep. Assessing Neurobehavioral Outcomes in Childhood Sleep-Disordered Breathing: A Primer for Non-neuropsychologists. Structural and Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging as a Research Tool in Pediatric Sleep Research.